Brilliance of the Seas is the second ship in Royal Caribbean’s Radiance Class. Discover new experiences on every shore – and on every deck. If you love next-level thrills, worldclass dining and stellar entertainment – you’ll love a holiday getaway onboard Brilliance of the Seas®. This headliner brings fleet favourites, like rock climbing 12 metres (40 feet) above deck and a rotating bar with spectacular views.VIEW ITINERARY
Day 1 Depart Australia, Arrive Vancouver
Our adventure starts today as we depart Australia, arriving in Vancouver on the same day as we cross the International Date Line. Upon arrival into Vancouver, we will be met by our private coach and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver with a local guide. We drive through the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, then step out for a look at the exceptional collection of totem poles at Lions Gate Bridge. We visit historic Gastown, site of Vancouver’s original settlement, Chinatown and more. We then check into our hotel. Meals included: In-flight
Day 2 Vancouver, Canada
A free day for you to explore Vancouver. You may wish to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Grouse Mountain or maybe a day tour to Whistler. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 Board Brilliance of the Seas
This morning there is free time to explore Vancouver. Around midday we will board the Brilliance of the Seas for our 7 night Alaska cruise. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 4:00pm for the start of our fabulous cruise to Alaska. From the awe inspiring blue ice of a massive glacial field to the expansive grandeur of its wildlife and nature, Alaska is a land of natural wonders. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 Inside Passage, Alaska
A free day of scenic cruising along Alaska’s Inside Passage. This area spans 500 miles of shoreline, with the best wildlife and landscape viewing you can see from a ship. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 Sitka, Alaska
Sitka is an island community boldly living between the mountains and sea, where the arts flourish and an ancient native culture still thrives. You may like to explore Sitka National Historical Park to trace the town’s early beginnings and native heritage. See indigenous artefacts, watch a documentary film and walk the mile-long Totem Trail. Then view creative pieces by local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists at the Sitka Cultural Centre. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 Juneau, Alaska
Today we arrive in Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau was founded in 1880 by prospectors going to the gold rushes. You may like to see the beautiful Mendenhall Glacier, one of 38 glaciers flowing from the massive 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 Haines, Alaska
Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines is the adventure capital of Alaska. Today you may wish to hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Or learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward and discover the area’s rich cultural heritage at museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 8 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
This morning you may like to visit the dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm. Framed by mountains on either side, the glaciers are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 9 Inside Passage, Alaska
A free day while the Brilliance of the Seas cruises Alaska. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship, perhaps have a spa or beauty treatment, attend an informative lecture, or a dance class. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10 Disembark | Kamloops
Today we disembark in Vancouver and begin our journey to Kamloops. Kamloops sits where the north and south Thompson rivers meet and is famous for hiking trials, ski runs and wildlife parks. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 11 Banff, Canada
This morning we depart Kamloops and travel to Banff. On the way, we will journey through three of Canada’s most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. We will have a stop at Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway where it connects the east to the west. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12 Banff
This morning we travel to the Icefields Parkway, through the Eastern Main Ranges, the highest, most rugged, and most scenic part of the Rockies. Considered the most beautiful drive in the world, the jaw dropping scenery is punctuated by more than 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls cascading from rock sprees, and turquoise lakes set in sweeping valleys. Views of Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Summit, Mistaya Canyon are sure to please all who journey to this amazing part of the world. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, take an opportunity to ride on the specially designed “Ice Explorer” (own expense) which takes you onto the surface of the stunning Columbia Glacier. Alternatively, spend time at leisure exploring and admiring the breath taking landscapes. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13 Banff
A day for individual exploration in the beautiful town of Banff. You may like to ride the Banff Gondola over the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy incredible views of the Canadian Rockies. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 14 Calgary, Canada
We depart Banff today and continue East to Calgary. On the way, we will travel to the world famous Lake Louise in Banff National Park and enjoy the views over this breath-taking lake. Upon arrival at the hotel enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15 Calgary
This morning we enjoy a tour of Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname ‘Cowtown’. We explore the downtown area and see landmarks like Scotsman’s Hill and Crescent Heights Park, which overlook the heart of Calgary. The remainder of the day is free. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16 Departure
Today we are transferred to the airport to begin our journey home. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 17 In Flight
While in flight we cross the International Date Line.
Day 18 Arrive in Australia
You will arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.
|Stateroom||Grade||Deck||Twin-share Fare(PP)||Single Fare|
|Included port & handling charges||$680||$1030|
|Included air taxes as at 10/3/23||$195||$195|
Please note that the 19 July departure incurs a high season surcharge of $350 per person
International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd) ATAS A10538 (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour operator. Brilliance of the Seas is operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines the Rocky Mountains, Canada and Alaska fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines brochure.
Cruise Offers reserves the right to change advertised entrances if necessary for the smooth operation of the tour.
The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 March 2023. Cruise Offers reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
A deposit of $1500 per passenger is required at the time of booking. Full payment will be required 90 days before departure of the tour from Australia. A 1.5% administration fee will be charged for payment by credit card.
From Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne as listed in the itinerary. Please contact us for air taxes from different cities. Air taxes are valid as at 1 March 2023. If they change due to government and airline charges and currency variations, Cruise Offers reserves the right to charge additional amounts.
|Vancouver: Atrium Inn – 3 stars|
|Kamloops: Plaza Hotel or Hampton Inn by Hilton – 3 stars|
|Banff: Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa – 3 stars|
|Calgary: Aloft Calgary University – 3 stars|
Cancellations within 90 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid. Cancellation outside 90 days from departure will result in a cancellation fee of $1500 per person.
Travel insurance is recommended to cover the costs of cancellation fees due to illness, death in family, etc.
MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS AND CONDITIONS:
The tour has been priced on the basis of a minimum number of passengers having booked 90 days prior to departure. Cruise Offers reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of all monies paid or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified cost.
The tour is based on arrangements that do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals, airfare or other services not utilized after the tour has commenced.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
All passengers will require a valid passport with at least six months validity from your return date. An ESTA visa waiver will be required for the USA and a eTA visa waiver will be required for Canada.
GROUP AIRLINE SEATING:
Please note; you will be booked as part of a group booking with the airline, this means we are unable to confirm any seating requests. Pre purchasing of flights and payment of airline seat booking fees allows allocation of specific seats. Additional costs will apply.
All passengers qualify for 23kg free baggage allowance.
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd). is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers acts only as an agent in the making of arrangements for hotels, transportation, restaurants or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in the tour, or by act of God. Further no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this tour and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any tour and/or make such changes in the tour as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the tour. This contract shall be construed in accordance of the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any action must be taken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas cruise passage contract with Royal Caribbean, detailed on their website https://www. royalcaribbean.com/. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.
DELAYS AND UNFORESEEN EVENTS:
You engage Cruise Offers to book this tour on your behalf and you acknowledge that Cruise Offers acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Cruise Offers may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Cruise Offers reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Cruise Offers your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Cruise Offers any cost thereof and you indemnify Cruise Offers in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Cruise Offers advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
TRAVEL VACCINATION POLICY:
While highly recommended, COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are no longer required for guests traveling with us. It is your responsibility to comply with specific vaccine and/or booster requirements imposed by airlines, cruise lines and/or authorities in the destinations visited, as well as requirements for accessing restaurants and venues, which may be more restrictive than the above. No refunds will be given if you are unable to undertake some or all of their vacation due to failure to comply with these requirements.
HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $1500 per person to:
Cruise Offers Value Holidays
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343 press option 1
Telephone: (03) 8803 6868
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been operating in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for more than 40 years. It is fully ATAS accredited: A10538 and is fully credited with IATA. As such, it directly represents the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international tour and transport operators. Travelrite International has been operating special interest tours for 35 years, and now runs over 120 tours a year. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.
“Exactly as promised, as per the itinerary. Local guides were excellent.”
“Very good tour. I would recommend it. Good value for money”